Herbert Hoover

(1874-1964 / West Branch, Iowa)

Herbert Hoover Quotes

  • ''Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt.''
    Herbert Hoover (1874-1964), U.S. president.
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  • ''The slogan of progress is changing from the full dinner pail to the full garage.''
    Herbert Hoover (1874-1964), U.S. Republican politician, president. Speech, October 22, 1928, New York City.
  • ''In the larger view the major forces of the depression now lie outside of the United States, and our recuperation has been retarded by the unwarranted degree of fear and apprehension created by these outside forces.''
    Herbert Hoover (1874-1964), U.S. president. Ed. Arnold S. Rice, Herbert Hoover, 1874-1964: ChronologyDocumentsBibliographical Aids, p. 61, Dobbs Ferry (1971).
  • ''I am convinced that ... we have reestablished confidence. Wages should remain stable. A very large degree of industrial unemployment and suffering which would otherwise have occurred has been prevented.''
    Herbert Hoover (1874-1964), U.S. president. Ed. Arnold S. Rice, Herbert Hoover, 1874-1964: ChronologyDocumentsBibliographical Aids, p. 53, Dobbs Ferry (1971). December 3, 1929.
  • ''Economic depression can not be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement.''
    Herbert Hoover (1874-1964), U.S. president. Ed. Arnold S. Rice, Herbert Hoover, 1874-1964: ChronologyDocumentsBibliographical Aids, p. 61, Dobbs Ferry (1971).
  • ''Every collectivist revolution rides in on a Trojan horse of "Emergency". It was a tactic of Lenin, Hitler and Mussolini.... The invasion of New Deal Collectivism was introduced by this same Trojan horse.''
    Herbert Hoover (1874-1964), U.S. president. Memoirs: The Great Depression, 1929-1941, p. 484, New York (1952).
  • ''The recognition of Russia on November 16, 1933, started forces which were to have considerable influence in the attempt to collectivize the United States.''
    Herbert Hoover (1874-1964), U.S. president. Memoirs: The Great Depression, 1929-1941, p. 484, New York (1952).
  • ''[N]o country can squander itself to prosperity on the ruin of its taxpayers.''
    Herbert Hoover (1874-1964), U.S. president. Ray Lyman Wilbur and Arthur N. Hyde, The Hoover Policies, p. 367, New York (1937).
  • ''The basis of successful relief in national distress is to mobilize and organize the infinite number of agencies of self help in the community. That has been the American way.''
    Herbert Hoover (1874-1964), U.S. president. Ray Lyman Wilbur and Arthur N. Hyde, The Hoover Policies, p. 375, New York (1937).
  • ''As a nation we must prevent hunger and cold to those of our people who are in honest difficulties.''
    Herbert Hoover (1874-1964), U.S. president. Ray Lyman Wilbur and Arthur N. Hyde, The Hoover Policies, p. 370, New York (1937).

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